Hi everyone, just wanted to tell y'all about an upcoming game I'm helping develop: an online RPG based on the Shining Force series. Harmonia attempts to combine the tactical engagement of a turn-based strategy game with a more social and faster-paced MMO. Players will command small bands of heroes (probably only 2-4) and collaborate or clash with one another as they explore the Kingdom of Harmonia.
One of the game's unique features is a very simple scripting language called Harmonious which will allow players and developers to customize nearly all of the game's assets. It's a fully-moddable tactical RPG engine with the intention that additional content (characters, items, storylines, etc) can be created by the players and hosted on their own, or Harmonia's servers.
Development has reached the pre-alpha stages and we have a somewhat playable
, though it is far from a complete game. We're just starting to integrate the sprites and artwork from our newly-appointed artist, the game still uses only keyboard input (Harmonia began its life as a MUD before we decided to convert it to a 3D engine), and the soundtrack hasn't even been started yet, but development is cruising forward at full steam. We've a Kickstarter in progress which concludes on the 8th so please check out the project and see if you like the direction we're heading.Websitev0.0.4 Engine Demo Video
* Demonstration Zone
In other news, I was working on some new music last night. MIDI was not kind to me, but the new town theme sounds pretty nice in 8-bit:
* Town Theme (Chiptune Version)
As you can see here, Harmonia Guy has wandered into Norcia swamp by himself and has drawn the attention of more than a few slimes.
Just under 2 days remaining to make this project happen. A buck or a shout-out can make all the difference!
Well, we're going to be shamelessly hammering away until the timer is up, but this project isn't being abandoned, one way or another. Not after coming this far! But, things may slow to a crawl for a bit if we can't work on it full time. The Summer say a lot of 14-hour days on my part, no way I can keep that up when there are bills to pay. Unless I rob a bank or something... but is crime really the answer?